Alive
Shane M. Oberlin

Shane M. Oberlin

Hello!
It has been quite awhile since I actually took the time to sit down and write. I forgot how much I missed it!
Anyway, I wanted to thank you for reading my ramblings, and for continuing to follow Conquering Kingdoms. There are some really exciting developments on the horizon, and I am looking forward to watching what God will do through them!
The words below were penned while reflecting upon the past year of my life; remembering the pain, the purpose, and the Divine Detours along the way.
Be encouraged today!
Because of the sacrifice of Christ, YOU ARE ALIVE!

Alive

by Shane Oberlin
Have you ever lost the will to live? Had everything you’RE fighting for fall apart again?
Have you ever lost the strength to fight? Been stranded in your sorrow, searching for the light?
Well, I know all of this and more. I’ve lost so many battles without beginning any wars.
And I know the pain from deep inside. When your guards turn into vipers, with venom in their eyes…
Have you ever lost the will to dream?
To have a vision far beyond what hands or eyes could reach?
Have you ever lost the strength to cry?
Found your tears had lost all power to dull the pain inside?
Well, I know all of this and more. I’ve buried many brothers on the fields of foreign wars.
And I know the pain from deep inside. Searching for a reason to even stay alive…
But I also know a Savior!
He flung wide the gates!
He opened up the doors!
Conquered all the barricades!
Toppled every single wall!
He ransomed my heart, from the enemy’s lies! My ashes and bones are given new life!
Have you ever lost the will to live?
Then found a love worth fighting for, that conquers even sin?
Have you ever lost the strength to fight?
Then turned to One Who’s Stronger, Who has never left your side?!
Well, I know all of this and more.
I’ve lost so many battles, but with Him I win the war!
And I know the pain from deep inside.
It’s eclipsed now by His glory, because for the very first time…
I am Alive.
(C) Conquering Kingdoms – 2015
SHANE M. OBERLIN

SHANE M. OBERLIN

is a devoted lover of Jesus who seeks to impact the world through writing, the prophetic, counseling, travel, speaking, and song.

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